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Therapeutic Tetrad

"Therapeutic Tetrad"

In ecotherapy, nature is an important part of the therapeutic alliance. Healthy ecosystems are vital for the wellbeing of humans and the rest of nature.

Thomas Berry asserted "You cannot have well humans on a sick planet, it's obvious. ... Human health is a sub-system of the earth's health." (Reason, 2001) 

Richards (2010) makes a call to arts, advocating that exposure to artistic living and its benefits would better prepare our children for life. 

In art therapy, there is a potential for a “therapeutic tetrad” or “therapeutic quadrad” (Kairos Consultancy, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001) that involves a relationship with four inter-relating components: art therapist, client, art/creativity and nature.

RotationGreen logo Therapeutic Tetrad - rotation of the elements (c)CS

(Kairos Consultancy, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014)